What Pledges Should Leaders Keep?

Elections produce interesting questions. The current presidential race is no exception and raises so many more than any before. One question concerns pledges. During the Republican primary, there were 17 candidates, and each pledged to support the final nominee. Several did not honor the pledge. Most that did not keep the pledge skipped the convention….

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How to Be Selective in a Jam-Packed World

Being selective sounds bad. By being selective, it seems: We are narrowing our intake that may limit our creativity. We are avoiding certain situations and living in an unrealistic bubble. We are snobbish or aloof in our interactions and relationships. A danger exists in being selective. Equally dangerous is avoiding selectivity and joining just about…

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The Job Dilemma – How To Pick Your Path

One day, in eleventh grade, the school guidance counselor called me down to his office. I was happy for the opportunity to get out of class, though I wasn’t quite sure what he wanted to talk about. My grades were mediocre; higher in the arts and humanities, lower in science and math – nothing out of the…

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A Guide to Productive, Healthy Habits

Guest Post by Mark Kirkpatrick No time sparks the desire for people to make the most of their lives like the holiday season around the end of the calendar year. Between the feeling of wanting to help others around the holidays and the need for self-improvement for the New Year, the holidays provide the impetus…

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The Trouble with Distractions

Have you spent much time alone in your life? Have you ever lived by yourself? Have you traveled without company? I grew up in a busy home with two siblings and a revolving door welcoming family and friends any time – the house was never quiet! When I moved away from my parents home at…

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8 Signs You Are Working Too Hard

Guest Post by Andrew Brushfield Can you remember the last time you had a holiday? What about the last full weekend you spent that didn’t involve you checking your phone or email account on a regular basis? The chances are high that you’re not alone. In this technologically-driven day and age, work and life have…

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Most Marketable Skill: Problem Solving

One most marketable skill is problem solving. With problem solving, you are enhancing your career with sound leadership skills.

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5 Ways Traveling Can Make You a Better Leader

Guest Post by Sandra Mills Whether you’re a business leader already or looking to become one, you need to be on lookout for ways to improve your leadership skills. Not only will this translate into you doing your job better, but it will relieve much of the stress associated with your job. According to a report released…

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The Storyteller Sell: Why Salespeople Need to Use it More

Guest Post by Kyle O’Brien Great storytelling is the ace-in-the-hole for sales. Yet some salespeople forgo the storyteller approach because of time constraints, when in reality, they’re missing out on one of the best ways to connect their product to a customer. When you think about it, why do we love great storytellers so much?…

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Heal Your Mid-Career Blues

Guest Post by Britney Marie Chan Time can work for us but it can also work against us. No matter how passionate you felt about your career when you started, time and repetition have the ability to make your interest wane. You may find that things you once enjoyed doing no longer hold their luster. Things…

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Getting Teams Unstuck

Guest Post by Sean Glaze When I was in college, I went riding with a friend of mine in his truck down a few back roads. It had just rained, and we thought it would be fun to explore a bit. The problem was that we soon found ourselves in the middle of nowhere and stuck…

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Can You Stay in a Workplace Without Respect?

Respect is one of those must-haves in the workplace. It doesn’t matter what age you are. Respect should be shown for our work done, words spoken, and capabilities shown. Without respect, good attitudes fade and questions arise: Should I leave? Do I weather the storm? Financial viability enters the picture. Individuals need to have a…

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